I went through security at the Sacramento Airport with a friend. He got something written on his boarding pass "NG NS". I didn't have that. We both went through the same metal detector, neither beeped nor had random checks. Flying to Edmonton through Seattle connection. Early for flight.

I have tried searching for "what is tsa ng ns" on Google but nothing useful came up. Any ideas?

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    At what point did he get it written on the boarding pass? Check in? Metal detector?
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 17, 2016 at 3:19
  • @MarkMayo Just before the conveyor belts: Airport Entrance > airline checkin area > lineup for security > officer at the desk. Hope that makes sense, I couldn't figure out how to explain it better :/
    – tycrek
    Jul 18, 2016 at 19:51

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I searched around a lot and it seems it's just TSA that marks notes on boarding passes, with no effect on actual security procedure as you noted, unlike the SSSS note for example.

In this case NG NS could be the inspector's initials, the checkpoint you just passed or checks they've validated.

  • Perfect, thank you so much. I actually just went flying again recently and the officer marked my ticket, so thanks again for clarifying
    – tycrek
    Aug 25, 2016 at 16:19

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